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WSDOT tentatively plans to reopen westbound I-82 near Wapato by Feb. 23 after embankment failure

Posted 02/19/2024

Westbound Interstate 82 near Wapato is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic by Friday, Feb. 23, after an embankment failure near the eastbound lanes closed the highway a week ago. Eastbound I-82 is tentatively scheduled to reopen Friday, March 1.

Both directions of I-82 near Wapato now closed due to damaged irrigation culvert, embankment failure

Posted 02/16/2024

WAPATO – Both directions of Interstate 82 near Wapato are closed until further notice following the discovery on Monday, Feb. 12 of an embankment failure near the eastbound lanes.

Eastbound SR 16 to close over two nights near Purdy

Posted 02/09/2024

PURDY – Travelers who use eastbound SR 16 near Purdy will detour via the SR 302 Spur/Purdy Drive over two nights Feb. 23-24.

Thinking globally, acting locally: South Korean delegation visits us

Posted 02/06/2024

While we may be an ocean apart, Washington state and South Korea have a lot more in common than you may think. We both have many miles of bike lanes, pedestrian trails, tunneled highways, toll roads, and yes, even roundabouts.

To the left: traffic shift ahead on I-5 in Fife

Posted 02/02/2024

FIFE - To the left, to the left, lanes are shifting to the left as a construction work zone on Interstate 5 at the Fife curve undergoes a transformation soon.

Working through the January blues by reaching a fish passage job milestone in Grays Harbor County

Posted 02/01/2024

As January, the Monday of months, comes to a close, we are making big progress on a fish barrier removal project in Grays Harbor County.

Public invited to learn about a roundabout planned for SR 162 at Orville Road in Pierce County

Posted 02/01/2024

ORTING – Beginning Thursday, Feb. 1, community members can learn more about a State Route 162 safety improvement project in east Pierce County in an online open house.

Work begins Jan. 31 on third bridge near Tiger Mountain for SR 18 widening project

Posted 01/29/2024

TIGER MOUNTAIN – The Interstate 90/State Route 18 Interchange Improvements project is approaching a major milestone, as work begins Wednesday, Jan. 31, on the last of three bridges needed to widen a 2-mile section of SR 18 just south of I-90.

In-person open house about North Fork Palouse River bridge replacement design planned in Colfax Jan. 31

Posted 01/29/2024

COLFAX – Public meeting covers SR 26-US 195 intersection roundabout plans

$12 million federal grant to improve truck parking in western United States announced

Posted 01/29/2024

OLYMPIA - The states of Washington, Oregon and California receive $12 million federal grant to provide truck drivers with real-time truck parking availability information.

166,800 electric vehicle

registrations in Washington in 2023, up from 114,600 in 2022.

87 wetland compensation sites

actively monitored on 918 acres in 2023.

25,000 safe animal crossings

in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area since 2014.